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Democratic National Committee Certificate of Contribution

Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T. Robinson as Vice President of the United States." The document issued by the Democratic National Committee includes portrait photographs of Smith and Robinson.

Democratic Barbecue at Arthur W. Nelson's Farm

Advertisement for a barbecue in Bunceton, Missouri in support of John W. Davis, Democratic Candidate for President. Transportation to the event is organized by M. J. Pendergast, and Frank C. Marqua with tickets on sale at the City Clerk's Office, Court House Cigar Stand, Jackson Democratic Club, Jefferson Democratic Club, and the Missouri Pacific Ticket Office.

Crowd at W. T. Kemper Annual Picnic

Photograph of a crowd viewing one of the events at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Court Houses of Jackson County, Missouri

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

Clarence Click

Clipping entitled "His House" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Clarence Click, one of the kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy, lived in the house on County Line road between Shawnee and Merriam, Kas., in which Miss McElroy was held captive while ransom negotiations wore in progress. Click is 27 years old and was arrested Thursday in Kansas City, Kas. He is an exconvict."

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 761

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article reporting on the 1936 Election Voter Fraud Trials and general corrpution in Kansas City. Other articles document the cost of crime, air transportation, tax dogers, economic plans, federal salaries, and Kansas City gambling.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 653

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article being a reproduction of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report and editorial on Kansas City corruption and vice. Other articles document exorbitant car insurance premiums in Kansas City, pervasive public gambling and prostitution, and the relationship between Tom Pendergast and John Lazia.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 542

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article covering the dinner given in honor of Phoebe Ess, founder of the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Woman's City Club, and the Susan B. Anthony Civic Club. Other articles document the effects of the Depression on the African-American community in Kansas City, 18th Amendment criticisms, tuberculosis prevention, and other timely national and international issues. An article on trees for Arbor Day is also included.

Charles M. Howell Election Advertisement

Clipping from the Independence Examiner on February 18, 1932 that advertises Kansas City lawyer Charles M. Howell as candidate for the U.S. Senate. The advertisement provides his qualifications, platform, party service, and availability.

Certificate of William T. Kemper, Sr. as Benefactor of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra

Certificate for the 1935-36 season certifying that William T. Kemper is designated as a benefactor of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra "in recognition of the fine civic spirit shown and the enthusiastic and energetic assistance given in the establishment of the Orchestra as a cultural and educational asset for Kansas City and its trade territory."

Cas Welch and Tom Pendergast

Clipping entitled "A Powerful Team" from the Kansas City Star on March 28, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Casimir J. Welch, on the left, posing with the "big" boss, T. J. Pendergast."

Carolyn E. Pendergast and Marceline P. Burnett

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of Carolyn E. Pendergast and her daughter Marceline P. Burnett. The caption states, "The daughter and wife of the Kansas City political boss are shown above. Mrs. Pendergast is at left, and at right is her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Burnett."